Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has reportedly acquired a brand new Helicopter.
It was gathered that the brand new helicopter registered ‘5N-EAA’ is presently parked in the Winners’ Chapel owned hangar ‘Dominion Aviation Center’ at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
Sources say the purpose for the purchase of the copter is for evangelism.
A senior pastor in the church told Vanguard that some concerned Church members had begun moves last year to acquire a helicopter to reduce the aviation stress placed on the General Overseer who travels country to country overseeing thousands of parishes of the church.
According to the senior pastor, “without a doubt, you know that our Daddy is a very busy Evangelist who desires to be at several places for the cause of winning souls for God’s Kingdom but some times he is constrained by transportation challenges. So, I am aware that there were some moves by some members locally and abroad to bridge the gap. I am not sure if such moves have come to fruition.”
Church Gist stated then that the only possible way for such to be achieved was through an easy means of transportation such as a helicopter.
Pastor Adeboye had stated in 1981 as a 39-year old leader of the RCCG that the church intended to plant churches within three minutes driving distance in the developed world and five minutes walking distance in the developing world.
This has resulted in the astronomical growth of the church from 38 parishes when he stepped into the office to over 40,000 churches in the last 39 years and as old age finally arrives, the easy and sensible way to spearhead the continuing expansion is to the make use of an easy mode of transport to access the hinterlands.
Recently, the Bishop Oyedepo-led Living Faith Church also acquired a new helicopter. The Living Faith Church is also planting 10,000 new churches in 2020 with over 5,000 already planted around Nigeria and in some other African countries in spite of the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.